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Why do babies laugh at being "attacked"?

My son is nearly 1 and I've noticed some weirdness about him. He seems to enjoy when he is being "attacked". We don't actually attack him of course. Play punching, putting a hand over his ...
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How should you tell a very intelligent 4 year old that her dad isn’t her dad

I’ve recently found out that the man I thought was my daughter’s father isn’t. How do I tell my baby that someone else is her dad?
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Appropriate age for use of electronics

I was searching for this video for the last 3 years. In it a salesperson refuses to sell a tablet to the parents of a 5 year old saying that they can come back in 7 years and 12 years is the ...
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Any alternative(s) for Cerelac?

I have an infant who is 4 months, and we want to introduce some food (like Cerelac). But I have very strong reservations about Cerelac being a Nestle product. So are there any alternatives to that? ...
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How to safely heat toddlers room?

Context Our toddler has been sleeping in our room until now but has always slept in his own bed. We want to transition him to sleeping in his own room however winter is coming and we are concerned the ...
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Best mealtime for babies to eat protein

The CDC write By the time he or she is 7 or 8 months old, your child can eat a variety of foods from different food groups. These foods include infant cereals, meat or other proteins, fruits, ...
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Desperate for a Nap

I have a wonderful 15 month old little boy who has started refusing to nap. Up until now he was mostly a good sleeper and would take naps in his crib without issue or too much resistance. About two ...
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How can I discourage doing a poor job without being a nitpicking perfectionist?

A (from what I can tell) somewhat common contributing factor to children growing up with a lack of self-confidence, or being people-pleasers, is parents who were very strict, perfectionist, and/or ...
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Potty training 7 year old

I have been trying to potty train her and nothing is working. I’ve took her to the doctors and all they said was don’t force her it will makes matters worse and said to have her talk to someone so we ...
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Are 60 year old baby clothes safe [duplicate]

I just has a friend who is sorting out his attic if I would like his sixty year old baby clothes that have been in a suitcase in the attic. His house is damp and has woodworm and subsidence. Should I ...
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Kleptomania in 9 year old

So, my 9 yo step sons has a big issue with stealing. The issue is that it's not stealing money, or for gain. A lot of the time, he just takes things, just so that he can have it. He takes something, ...
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Under what circumstances should baby clothes be washed separately?

No need to clean your baby’s clothes separately. And most people don’t need to invest in a special “baby” detergent. In most cases, you can toss their clothes in with the rest of the family’s stuff. ...
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4 year old - throws things (this is not an anger tantrum)

My 4-year-old boy will sit and listen, read and play all fine. However, he suddenly started to throw things as a ‘game’. It’s so hard to stop him. I tried to read up about it but most websites ...
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My 9-week old son keeps falling asleep during feeding - how can I prevent this? [duplicate]

Whenever we try to feed our son a bottle, he drinks about 1 or 2 ounces, then slowly drifts to sleep, and slows down to such a gradual pace that he's not actually taking in anything at all. This seems ...
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Nasal Congestion for newborn less than 2 months

My newborn wakes up upset from blocked nose although I keep a humidifier in the room to remove any congestions and keep her warm. Not sure what to do to prevent this as she wakes up upset from it.
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How to help a teenager who can't have injections

My 13yo daughter can no longer handle injections, and has missed 2 vaccinations. She wants to have them and willingly goes to the appointment, but once there totally freaks out and is unable to get ...
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How do I be a Grandad when I'm still being (and learning to be) a Dad?

I'm 42. Had my first son when I was 22 during a short relationship. Met and married my wife and had my second son at 38. He is now 4. My first son is 19 and will become a Dad in a few months. He lives ...
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My 5 years old being very difficult

My son is almost 6 and is very choosy and in everything he cries, I saw him playing in school (as U.K. school doesn't allow parents to go in and see their kids) but now I came to my home country and ...
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How to child-safe a ball faucet

We've got a ball faucet1 in our kitchen, and a toddler (2 years, 10 months) who is really into playing in water and strong enough to haul around chairs - so we're regularly having to get her out of ...
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Introducing English to toddler later than planned. What's the right approach?

We're an already bilingual household, neither of which is English. Parents speak the primary language, and grandparents speak the secondary language (who visit frequently and babysit) Our son (21 ...
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Raising a quadrilingual child

My husband and I are aiming to raise a child who’d speak 4 languages natively (I’m a native speaker of Ukrainian and Russian, my husband is Japanese, and we are both proficient in English and use the ...
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Can comfort nursing become a problem?

I practice comfort nursing with my baby and at this point I wonder if it’s becoming his sleep association and possibly contributing to his unwillingness to fall asleep without the breast. My baby is ...
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Creating focus and thought processes in young boys

My boys (aged 7 and 9) have had issues with self-reminder and focus. For almost two years now, we have had regular habitual processes to help create the same habitual behaviour in them, but we are ...
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How do change eating habit

My son has a problem with eating, he can eat all the junk like kfc, McDonalds, or rice and sweet yogurt, he does start crying when asked to eat more or ban his TV or iPad. Part of the problem I feel ...
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Breastfeeding but periods have started after 2 months. What's going on inside the body?

I'm curious to know I have periods just after a month of C-section. I'm fully breastfeeding my baby. Now he's 2.5 months old. Does periods happening decrease the production of breast-milk?
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How much does the media influence a girl or boy thinking they are not straight? [closed]

I believe that to be respectful to all types of sexually the media, advertising, television series and the like have story lines that include gay couples, men and women, some with children, ...
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How to help my 7-week old son get comfortable when we put him down

My son is turning 2 months old next week, and lately we've noticed he has trouble getting comfortable when we put him down in his bassinet/crib. It starts out alright, he looks sleepy after we feed, ...
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7 year old won't believe adults even when they show overwhelming evidence

This one is a weird situation that came to a head yesterday but, now that I look back on it, the behaviour has been there for months. My seven year old has indoor and outdoor shoes at school. The ...
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What action should I take upon learning that boys are wolf-whistling girls in my daughter's class?

My daughter is 5, in her second year of primary school. The parents of this class all share a WhatsApp group, which is used for practical things like reminders of school events, and occasional moral ...
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Raising a bully proof child

My son is not nearly school-age, but my husband and I have been doing some thinking about problems modern schools face. Bullying is unfortunately one of them. How do you raise your child making sure ...
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Absent Father of 6 years from birth with alcohol, drugs and gambling addictions

My child's father has been completely absent since the first week of my child's life. There has been no contact until now (6 years later). He lives around the corner and passes us everyday, he has not ...
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How to tell my son to uninvite a friend without lying or giving the real reason?

I'm a single mother raising a son. My son is 17 years old and is planning a small week-long vacation to Las Vegas. He is bringing just his close gay male friends from high school on the trip. My son ...
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How can 17 year old daughter overcome her fear of both parents dying?

Ever since kindergarten, my 17 year old high school daughter cries at least once a week from her fear that her older than average parents will die too early — my husband and I were around 50 when ...
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Is 6 Weeks Old Too Early For Self-Soothing?

Our newborn son is turning 6 weeks old in two days, and my wife wants to start introducing some self-soothing training into our son's life. Basically, we notice he starts to cry when put down into his ...
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How to stop my kids uncle from watching him mobile before bedtime

My son is 1.5 years old, every evening or some night when his uncle takes him to his room, he put his mobile youtube videos and I believe it is affecting his sleep. I m a firm believer that watching a ...
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Does my baby grow enough?

I'm curious about the growth of my 2 months oldie. At birth he's 3.2kg and 56cm in length. After 2 months he's 62cm in height and weigh 4.6kg. In growth chart he's in the green line. But I'm worried ...
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Should I issue consequences at bed time?

My nine year old has always had excellent bedtime habits. We considered ourselves fortunate and have maintained consistent routines. She typically goes to bed between 8 and 830. Recently she has ...
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Putting a newborn on his tummy is a must?

I heard placing a baby on his stomach makes his neck muscles stronger. But my 2 month oldie doesn't like to be on his tummy. He tries to cry and seems uncomfortable. Is there anything to be concerned ...
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5 yr old's toy taken by a another kid

My daughter is 5, and is attending an elementary school. My daughter keeps her favorite toy 'pop its' in her bag and take it along to the school and after school. Today at after school, one of her ...
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How to burp my 2 months old newborn baby just after vaccination?

Tomorrow is the day my baby gets the 2 months vaccines. I know it's going to be a busy day for us as parents. I'm worried about how to burp my baby and not hurt him, because it can bring back the ...
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Commit for a year when starting musical instrument at 8yrs?

My son wants to play an instrument (the saxophone) and the music school offers yearly courses. I am worried that a yearly course might be too long a commitment for a child of 8years, and that he may ...
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I'm in deep trouble with a family [closed]

We are still in high school and very immature, we say lewd jokes about our friend's gfs to tease our friends or piss them of. I have said it in some of my messages, examples of what I said were, &...
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Is it safe to store and use a desktop computer for long hours next to baby's crib?

I'm a software developer by profession. And I like working in my bedroom. And my 2-month-old son's baby bed is in there as well. I'm curious about the radiation and the thermal effect on my growing ...
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How to collect and preserve kids videos? [closed]

My son is 1.5 years old and during that time I have collected many short (5 seconds to 2 minutes) videos of him, mostly taken on my phone. I now want to preserve the most important ones in such a way ...
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Book recommendation to 8-year old non-native girl [closed]

I would like to ask you for advice. What book would you recommend to my 8-year old daughter? I'm trying to teach her reading. We are not natives but she can speak fluently. She has read all Ladybird ...
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Do young children hold grudges?

I babysit for two children that live next door. They're both girls ages 3 and 5. The children's mother is currently pregnant with another child and I was asked to break the news to the children. (They ...
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2 year old refuses to poop in the toilet without serious coercion

The past three months of potty training have been emotionally taxing. We've had a few glimpses of a light at the end of the tunnel, but the biggest lingering issue is getting our son to do #2 on the ...
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Should I renovate basement with 1 year old in house?

We bought a brand new house, but we would like to finish the basement (includes drywall, framing, carpet, electric, etc) it would be about 12 weeks of work. A lot of advice around renovation and ...
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Is traveling good for a baby?

My husband and I took our 5-month old baby on a 4-day trip outside the city. We had a comfortable cottage to stay in and we didn’t rough it in any way, but the whole experience was still new to our ...
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Are oak leaves safe for my baby to touch?

If I found a "clean" oak leaf, and gave it to my baby to hold, could it poison her? She did try to suck it and of course I didn't let her, but I'm now wondering if it's best not to do it ...

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